Paint Pours

Blue poured acrylic paint on canvas

Trying out a new technique for my backgrounds after watching a number of youtube videos and joining some facebook groups for ideas. I’ve been dying to try for a long time now and snagged a bottle of pouring medium for free during the black friday sales. I’ve since learned Floetrol is cheaper, but my first attempts are with Liquitex.

I’m loving my first attempts!

Here’s a dirty pour with contrasting colors using Liquitex Pouring medium.  The purple is pearl-ex powder suspended in medium.  When it dried it had a lot of dimension, though I would have used more if I knew how translucent it was.

swirls of contrasting acrylic paint after a pour
A contrasting paint pour in teal close up while drying

Here is a dark textured canvas with prussian blues and teals. I learned from this one that translucent colors make for a much more harmonized result.  It’s beautiful for the night sky I intended.  I will be adding one of my lantern foxes.  When it dried a lot of that contrast was lost but it will work better as a background as a result. I plan to attempt that scheme again, this time adding a tiny bit of titanium white to help make the paint more opaque.

Blue poured acrylic paint on canvas
Blue acrylic paint pour on 5X7in canvas


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